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Describe single-replacement and double-replacement reactions.
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- d + ce ® c + de
- (element d is the ionic compound)
- (c is the positively charged ions)
- (e is the negatively charged ions)
- It is called a single replacement because it looks like d is replacing c
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A single placement reaction occurs when two elements are combined creating an oxidation reduction type of reaction. It is also called a single displacement reaction. In the process an ionic compound reacts with a free element to create a different ionic compound.
In a Double Placement Reaction occurs when two ionic compounds are mixed together. The ionic compounds split apart separating their anions and cations. A checmical reaction occurs resulting in a product that can ot be reversed/separated.
Posted by mkcapen1 on December 22, 2009 at 10:28 PM (Answer #1)
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